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Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Nov 29, 2009.
Colebatch put that there in July 2009. So far it has survived two summers and two 'Siberian' winters.
Good to see your's Pate.
Where is Tom's?
Thanks for your great report.
This summer I plan to ride to Magadan. But I wonder how to get back.
My idea is to ship the bike and myself to Moscow.
I have already tried with these companies:
But they say they have bad experience with shipping bikes and cannot help me.
Another way would be to go via Vladivostok and have it shipped by train from there.
What is the best way to get out Magadan you think?
Is this a good ferry service from Magadan to Vladivostok: http://www.sasco.ru/ ?
I missed that sticker opportunity... I put a bunch of them in Kadykchan however, as well as at the gas station and cafe in Kyubeme, so look for them there...
I went to Magadan last year and was not able to find air transport from there (although I can't say that I looked all that hard). The most common way is via ship to Vladivostok (note--these are cargo ships, not ferries), and I've pasted some info on these options below. At least one guy shipped his bike from Magadan to Moscow via truck, I think this past year, but I can't find the info anymore; I think he posted the info either here or on HU, although I can't remember the member's username either.
Here is some info on shipping, but you will probably have to wait until you are there to make final arrangements. We got to Magadan and went to the port the next morning. Fesco, the main shipper, said that there was a ship leaving the next day, but that we had to put the bikes in crates (athough no one else seems to have had to do this). They recommended another shipper, "Dispatch"; we went there and they had a boat leaving that day--they just stuck the bikes on deck and that was that. The info below was mainly provided by the usual suspects (Colebatch, TonyP, rtwDoug, a few others), but the info (especially the prices) could be dated at this point:
How to arrange for boat in Magadan:
• Timing: Sailing time is about 6 days (varies as to whether the ship calls at other ports en-route), plus you might have to wait a couple/several days for a boat.
Transfes Maritime Agency:
o Vladi Office:
Address : 1B Nizhneportovaya Str.
Contact person : Dmitriy Rykov (you can contact Dmitry in Vladi directly, as he can quote better price then their office in Magadan)
Konstantin at +7 (4232) 497053, in charge of Magadan route (speaks English)
Office :+7 4232 22 96 97
Mobile : +7 914 6968215
E-mail : email@example.com
GPS coordinates : N 43° 06.761' E131° 53.002'
(Just behind the main railway station)
o Magadan Office:
Address : Portovaya street 38 (next to Okean Hotel)
Office : +7 4132 634 986, 607 734 (Katya), 631 993,
(4132) 297 734
Vladimir 89644577777 or 89025081893
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
GPS coordinates : N59° 33.831' E150° 46.646'
o Cost: Cost for two bikes was 9,180 rubles (about US$300) plus 6,000 rubles 'tips' for those who loaded the bikes on and off the ship.
Dispatch: [2011 info] 4132 692 734 (Roman) 19k rubles for two bikes, on deck.
o Victoria Belger or Olga Izotova
685000, Russia, 3 Lenin str, office 241, Magadan
tel/fax: +7 (4132) 62-32-96, 62-11-95
cell: 8 914 862 8920
o Cost: Price for a motorcycle and its passenger is 600 USD (or euro?)
A week ago, was Kyubyume
found your photo here
Yes we met these Moskvichi in their Bukhanka on the Road of Bones. ;-)
Has anyone seen the WikiTravel entry for the Kolyma Highway?
ROB is definitely on my bucket list.
As for Wiki - I cant comment on the geographic accuracy, but based on the numerous books, ride reports and personal accounts I would seriously questions the validity of comments like "Many towns lack police, but not people with financial problems, so either camp out of town or don't look rich. Drunken people are more common in winter, and can occasionally be bothersome."
My thoughts exactly, it's completely at odds with everything I've read or seen too.
I wandered through the BAM road RR a while back. This was a nice reminder of the fun and frolic you have found in the wild Russian East.
Thanks for the posts!
Rudy in Montana (OK, a bit of it does look like home!)
I just ran across some information about "The coldest town on earth" and I thought it might be interesting to review in the context of this forum . It is a town called Oymyakon in the Siberian providence of Yakutia which is on the Kolyma Highway----which I think is also called the "Road of Bones". There are some interesting facts---and pictures---of the area contained here:
I hope this link will work----I'm not so computer savvy-----maybe you will have to cut and paste?
I now return you to your regularly scheduled program thank you.
This was taken off my phone a few weeks ago (Celsius):
The Twin neighboring towns of Oimyakon and Tomtor both claim the title.
You can read more about riding there on this thread:
On page 22 you will also find interesting facts and pictures:
And specifically post # 321
Two days ago:
3 guys on 3 BMW now on a cold pole, on Oimyakon
Celsius temperature is 28-47 degrees
Maybe you remember, these are the same guys that were arrested in Iran:
wow - the fuel station is really filling up with stickers !!